Home Decor ~ DIY jacket and backpack board

Hello Friends

Today I will be sharing with you my “Backpack Jacket Board.” I can’t believe its taken me this long to make one. 

See my kids throw their backpacks and jackets and even kick off their shoes in our entry way. Grrrrrrr, It drives me bonkers. I had a large board in my garage that was previously cut down. I used it to create my kids new “Backpack Jacket Board”  now my kids, Preston, Arabella, Ryker, and Evin (when he’s old enough) can all hang up their stuff NEATLY AND NICELY! I love it.

I started my project by mixing 3 colors of acrylic paint, getting the color I desired. After all the painting and stenciling was all done, I sanded my entire board everywhere.

I then used my Martha Stewart Birds and Berries stencil provided by Plaid Crafts, to add some fun design to each end of the board.

 then I taped off the ends and painted the middle section a darker turquoise paint.

I then moved onto hammering in “two” nails each per child. That way they have a nail hook for their backpack and for their jacket. I stenciled next, and all the stenciling I used was from the Martha Stewart line called “Looped Script Stencil.”provided by Plaid Crafts

I hammered in two large teeth hooks to the back of the board, one on each side. Lastly I took some ribbon and hot glued both ends to the back of the board.



 I love my entry way even more now. More so because I won’t be tripping over backpacks and jackets. 
P.S. its been over a week now and my kids totally use it, and it’s been working out GREAT-  so MOM IS HAPPY and Kids are more organized.
Thank you so much for stopping by CraftOmaniac


  1. I love this idea!! It turned out awesome!! 🙂

  2. I love it! Great job on the board. I like the idea of putting pictures above, it looks great!


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  4. Great! I share on Pinterest!
    Have a nice week end!


  5. Hello Jennie,
    Awesome Job! Your new backpack and jacket board looks magnificent.
    Smiles, Paula

  6. I know how you feel, all those backpacks and jackets drive me nuts! Great job! Love your picture frames as well.

  7. I love the cute little letters, this whole project is adorable! -Jessica

  8. That’s what I like to see, a mom who takes matters into her own hands before she trips and breaks her leg.


  9. This looks really great!! I have hooks up for backpacks but not nearly as cute as yours! Great job! Also thanks for hosting the party again. Have a great week!

    Barbara @ Chase the Star

  10. What a great idea, I love the colours too!

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